Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions are listed in alphabetical order.

Standard information for each course includes the number, title, and credits (sometimes called credit hours or semester hours). For some courses, you will find information on the hours of class, laboratory, or studio for which the course is scheduled in each week of a regular semester; these weekly hours are expanded during summer sessions. Fees for courses are assessed on the basis of credits and other factors.

The course-numbering system generally suggests levels of difficulty and appropriateness. Courses at the 100 and 200 levels comprise introductory offerings and those are most commonly taken by freshmen and sophomores. Courses at the 300 and 400 levels are primarily for juniors and seniors. In some Purdue programs, undergraduates take courses at the 500 level, but generally courses numbered 500 and above are for graduate students.

Preparation for courses is indicated as follows:

P: indicates a prerequisite that must precede your enrollment in the course described. You may find one or more specific course numbers, the number of credits you should already have in a subject, a placement-test level, or other conditions.

C: indicates a corequisite that must be taken no later than the same semester in which you take the course described.

R: indicates a recommendation concerning conditions to be met for enrollment in the course.

When no subject code is shown for prerequisites, corequisites, and recommended courses, they are in the same subject area as the course being described. If you lack a prerequisite or corequisite, or if you wish to take a course numbered at a higher level than your present status, you should seek the department’s or instructor’s consent to enroll in the course.

V.T. means Variable Title and is shown for courses for which the title may be changed to specify the topic or other special focus of each offering.

Purdue University Fort Wayne reserves the right to add, withdraw, or change courses without notice.

 

 
  
  • POL 30501 - Constitutional Rights And Liberties


    Extent and limits of constitutional rights; selected Supreme Court decisions interpreting American constitutional system.

    Preparation for Course
    P: POL 10300 or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 30601 - State Politics In The United States


    Comparative study of politics in the American states. Special emphasis on the impact of political culture, party systems, legislatures, and bureaucracies upon public policies.

    Preparation for Course
    P: POL 10300 and sophomore or higher class standing, or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 30701 - Indiana State Government And Politics


    Constitutional foundations, political development, organizational and functional process and growth, and current problems of Indiana government as a focal point for understanding role of states as instruments of social policy. Readings, case studies, problems.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 30801 - Urban Politics


    Political behavior in modern American communities; emphasizes the impact of municipal organization, city officials and bureaucracies, social and economic notables, political parties, interest groups, the general public, and protest organizations on urban policy outcomes.

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 31300 - Environmental Policy


    Examines the causes of environmental problems and the political, economic, social, and institutional questions raised by designing and implementing effective policy responses to these problems.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 31700 - Voting, Elections And Public Opinion


    Determinants of voting behavior in elections. The nature of public opinion on major domestic and foreign policy issues; development of political ideology; other influences on the voting choices of individuals and the outcomes of elections; relationship among public opinion, elections, and the development of public policy.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 31800 - The American Presidency


    Development of the presidency and its relationship to the political system; problems of the contemporary presidency; personality and presidential roles, with emphasis on political leadership.

    Preparation for Course
    P: POL 10300 or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 31900 - The United States Congress


    Congress is both a policy-making institution and a body of professional politicians representing state and local interests. This course examines Congress within the frameworks created by making each of these goals paramount. The conflicts and contrasts that arise in interpretation and evaluation of Congress by the differences in these points of view are explored.

    Preparation for Course
    P: POL 10300 or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 32001 - Judicial Politics


    Examines the American judicial system in the contemporary context. Analysis of the trial and appellate courts with a focus on the United States Supreme Court. Topics include analysis of the structure of the judicial system, the participants in the system, and the policy-making processes and capabilities of the legal system. The course concludes with an assessment of the role of courts in a majoritarian democracy.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 32400 - Gender And Politics


    Analysis of gender and sexual orientation in contemporary political systems, domestic or foreign, with emphasis on political roles, participation and public policy. Normative or empirical examination of how political systems affect different genders and the impact of people with different genders or sexual orientations on the system(s). Topics vary by semester. 

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • POL 32800 - Women And The Law


    Exploration of origins and underlying rationale of women’s status in the American legal tradition and the role that law plays in helping to shape political climate and structure of the nation. Course will provide basic knowledge of various fields of law as they pertain to women.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 33101 - British Politics


    Governmental structure and political behavior of contemporary Britain, with emphasis on process and policies.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSCO] Comparative Politics
  
  • POL 33501 - Western European Politics


    Development, structure, and functioning of political systems in Western Europe. Political dynamics of European Integration.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSCO] Comparative Politics
  
  • POL 33900 - Middle Eastern Politics


    Political culture and change in selected Middle Eastern and North African countries. Topics include political elites, traditional cultures, modern political ideology, institutions of political control, conflict management, and social reform policies.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Approved by College of Science for the Cultural Studies (Non-Western Culture) requirement.
    Eligible for graduate credit.
    Subject Area
    [PSCO] Comparative Politics
  
  • POL 34000 - East European Politics


    Compares political change in the East European states, and emphasizes the legacies of authoritarianism and communism and the post-communist transition to democracy. Topics include the building of political institutions, the inclusion of citizens into the polity, the reform of the economy, the management of ethnic and social conflicts, and integration into the European Union.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Approved by College of Science for the Cultural Studies (Non-Western Culture) Requirement.
    Eligible for graduate credit.
    Subject Area
    [PSCO] Comparative Politics
  
  • POL 35001 - Politics Of The Euoropean Union


    Study of the politics of the European Union (EU). Assesses past and present dynamics of economic and political integration in Europe, the structure and work of European Union institutions, and EU public policies such as the Single Market, the common currency, common foreign and security policy, and trade.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSCO] Comparative Politics
  
  • POL 35501 - Ethnic Conflict And Nationalism


    Causes, dynamics, and management of contemporary ethnic conflict.  Origins and political mobilization of nationalism.  Analyzes ethnic conflicts of varying intensity.  Explores liberal and non-liberal forms of nationalism.  Investigates management strategies including power-sharing, assimilation, integration, and partition.  Based on comparative study of cases drawn from around the world. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSCO] Comparative Politics
  
  • POL 36001 - United States Foreign Policy


    Analysis of competing concepts of the national interest; isolationism, the Open Door, Monroe Doctrine, national security, containment, military and political alliances, the new nations; their relation to substantive policies and to the character of American democracy. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 37101 - Workshop In International Topics


    Includes such topics as development of the international system, politics of food and populations, law of the sea, human rights, trade, U.S. foreign policy, United Nations issues, etc. 

    Cr. 1-3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit with different topic for a maximum of 12 credit hours.
    Eligible for graduate credit.
    Subject Area
    [PSIR] International Relations
  
  • POL 37500 - War And International Conflict


    The nature of war. Theories and evidence on the causes of war. Discussion of the ways in which war has been conceived and perceived across time and of methods employed to study the phenomenon of war.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSIR] International Relations
  
  • POL 37600 - International Political Economy


    Theories about the interaction between the international economic and political systems are the subject of this course. Specific topics covered will include (among others) the politics of trade, aid, foreign investment, and international monetary affairs; theories of dependency and imperialism; the politics of international competition in specific industries; the stability/instability of international economic regimes.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSIR] International Relations
  
  • POL 37800 - Problems In Public Policy


    Examines various substantive problems in the formulation and conceptualization of public policy. Both the policy and its impact are considered in the context of the entire political environment in which it operates. Examples are selected from various levels of government, not always confined to the United States. 

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated once for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 38100 - Classical Political Thought


    An exposition and critical analysis of the major political philosophers and philosophical schools from Plato to Machiavelli.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Approved by College of Science for the Cultural Studies (Western Tradition) requirement.
    Eligible for graduate credit.
    Subject Area
    [PSPP] Political Philosophy and [WTAS] ANS Western Tradition
  
  • POL 38200 - Modern Political Thought


    An exposition and critical analysis of the major political philosophers and philosophical schools from Machiavelli to the present.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Approved by College of Science for the Cultural Studies (Western Tradition) requirement.
    Eligible for graduate credit.
    Subject Area
    [PSPP] Political Philosophy. [WTAS] ANS Western Tradition
  
  • POL 38300 - Foundations Of American Political Thought


    American political ideas from the colonial period to the Founding Period.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSPP] Political Philosophy
  
  • POL 38400 - Developments In American Political Thought


    American political ideas from the Founding Period to the present.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSPP] Political Philosophy
  
  • POL 39400 - Public Policy Analysis


    Place of theory and method in examining public policies in relation to programs, institutional arrangements, and constitutional problems. Particular reference to American political experience.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSAM] American Politics
  
  • POL 39500 - Quantitative Political Analysis


    Introduction to methods and statistics used in political inquiry, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, measures of association, analysis of variance, and regression.

    Preparation for Course
    P: MA 14000 or 15300 (or equivalent) with grade of C- or better, or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • POL 39700 - Intervention, Peace, And War


    Examines international intervention that is at least nominally humanitarian. Explores changing norms and laws on sovereignty and intervention, including the responsibility to protect. Topics include military intervention, UN and non-UN peace operations, economic sanctions, arms embargoes, humanitarian relief operations, and judicial investigations and prosecutions.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Subject Area
    [PSIR] International Relations
  
  • POL 39800 - Internship In Urban Institutions


    This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to observe or participate directly in the policymaking process of those urban institutions requesting the assistance of paraprofessionals. Research and written reports are required. Evaluations will be made by both the agency and the instructor.  

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing and Instructor approval required.

    Cr. 1-6.
    Notes
    Students working in city and county institutions may repeat the course for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • POL 40101 - Studies In Political Science


    Topic varies with the instructor and year; consult the Schedule of Classes for current information. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing required.

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit with different topic(s).
  
  • POL 48000 - Undergraduate Readings In Political Science


    Individual readings and research.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Instructor approval required.

    Cr. 1-6.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • POL 48200 - Practicum


    Faculty-directed study of aspects of the political process based upon field experience. Directed readings, field research, research papers. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: Instructor approval required.

    Cr. 1-6.
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • POL 49001 - Senior Seminar In Political Science


    Readings and discussion of selected problems; research paper ordinarily required. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: POL 20700 (or equivalent) and political science majors with senior class standing, or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  
  • PPOL 16200 - Environment And People


    An interdisciplinary examination of the problems of population, pollution, and natural resources and their implications for society.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 22100 - Nonprofit And Voluntary Sector


    This course provides a broad overview of the U.S. nonprofit sector. Topics include the sector’s size and scope and its religious, historical, and theoretical underpinnings. It also examines perspectives on why people organize, donate to, and volunteer for nonprofit organizations, and looks at current challenges that the sector faces.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 26300 - Public Management


    This course is an examination of the management process in public organizations in the United States. Special attention will be given to external influences on public managers, the effects of the intergovernmental environment, and in particular, problems of management in a democratic, limited government system.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 26400 - Urban Structure And Policy


    An introduction to urban government and public policy issues. Topics include urban government structure and policy making, the economic foundations and development of cities, demography of cities and suburbs, land-use planning, and other selected urban policy problems.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 31600 - Environmental Health Science


    A study of human interaction with the environment and potential impacts of environmental agents on health and safety. Hazards from natural sources and human activities that contaminate our air, land, water, food, homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces are examined. Environmental control activities, including pollution control technology and policy, are also examined.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 32000 - Health Systems Administration


    An overview of the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Examines the organization, function, and role of the system; current system problems; and alternative systems or solutions.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 32200 - Principles Of Epidemiology


    A basic overview of epidemiologic methodology and techniques. Both communicable and chronic disease risk factors will be discussed, along with data acquisition, analysis techniques, and current published epidemiological studies.

    Preparation for Course
    P: MA 14000, 15300 or 22900, or placement above MA 15300.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 34800 - Management Science


    Introduction to management-science models and methods for policy analysis and public management. Methods include decision analysis, linear programming queuing analysis, and simulation. Computer-based applications are included.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PPOL 30000, and MA 14000 or 15300 or 22900. R: Prior familiarization with computers is recommended.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 35200 - Healthcare Finance I


    First of a two-course sequence on the financial management of healthcare organizations; introduces financial environment of providers and concepts of financial accounting critical to decision-making.  Topics include financial statement analysis (specific emphasis on unique features of healthcare financial statements), accounting and managerial control of cash, accounts receivable, inventory, and budgeting.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 36200 - Nonprofit Management And Leadership


    Students in this experiential course prepare themselves for this field as well as public and private sector jobs that intersect with the nonprofit sector. This course provides an overview of nonprofit management practices, including governance, leadership, planning, performance measurement, marketing, finances, ethics, team management, and staff and volunteer relations.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 36500 - Urban Development And Planning


    This course identifies the major problems associated with urban development in the U.S. and investigates the potential of public planning strategies and tools to deal with these problems. An emphasis is placed on the application of analytical approaches to problem definition and solution.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PPOL 26400 and 30000.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 36600 - Managing Behavior In Public Organizations


    This course provides an introduction to the management of people in public organizations. Focus is on behavioral science in management and related analytical and experiential applications.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PPOL 34800.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 37100 - Human Resources Management In Health Care Facilities


    This course covers the function of management, which is concerned with the acquisition, development, and use of human resources in the field of health care delivery. Labor relations relating to health care delivery are also included.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 37101 - Financing Public Affairs


    A survey of economic and political theories of market failures, public expenditure evaluation, economic stabilization, systems of redistribution and fiscal federalism. Examples and applications to contemporary government decisions.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PPOL 17000, ECON 20101 and 20201, and sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 37200 - Government Finance And Budgets


    Study of fiscal management in public agencies, including revenue administration, debt management, and public budgeting.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 37300 - Human Resources Management In The Public Sector


    The organization and operation of public personnel-management systems, with emphasis on concepts and techniques of job analysis, position classification, training, affirmative action, and motivation.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 37601 - Law And Public Policy


    The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the origins, process, and impact of law in the making and implementing of public policy. The course’s major objective is to provide students with the substantive concepts necessary to understand the judicial system and law in its various forms.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 37700 - Legal Process And Contemporary Issues In America


    An introduction to the American legal system, including the Constitution, courts system, and administrative law in federal and state agencies. Readings and discussion center around current issues affected by the legal process.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PPOL 37601.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 38001 - Internship - Public Affairs


    Students are placed with public agencies or governmental units for assignment to a defined task relevant to their educational interests in public affairs. Tasks may involve staff work or research. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: Instructor approval required.

    Cr. 0-6.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
    Pass/No Pass grades assigned.
  
  • PPOL 39000 - Independent Readings In Public Affairs


    Independent readings and research related to a topic of special interest to the student. Written report required.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Instructor approval required. 

    Cr. 1-3.
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  • PPOL 40000 - Topics In Environmental Studies


    An interdisciplinary consideration of specific environmental topics. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  • PPOL 40200 - Hospital Administration


    The study of organization, structure, function, and fiscal operations within hospitals. The role of the hospital in the community, relationship to official and voluntary health agencies, coordination of hospital departments and managerial involvement will be examined.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PPOL 32000.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 40500 - Public Law And The Legislative Process


    This course focuses on Congress as a policy-making body in the U.S. public law system. It covers the constitutional framework for congressional operations as well as technical aspects of the legislative process such as bill drafting and analysis, the role of leadership, and the prerogatives of individual members.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 40600 - Public Law And The Electoral Process


    The purpose of this course is to facilitate understanding of the interaction of electoral politics and policy. It covers the legal framework of the evolution of the “right” to vote, the impact of the judiciary on the structure of elections, limitations on campaign practices, and the importance of legislative districting and its control.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 40700 - Public Law And Government Relations


    The purpose of this course is to build understanding of government relations work as applied to careers in the field. It covers the historical evolution of the constitutional right to petition the government with an understanding of the limitations imposed on the process. The interaction of public and private sectors is included.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 41100 - Chronic And Long-Term Care Administration


    Administering programs across the continuum of care including nursing homes, hospice, home health, and assisted living; Medicare and Medicaid financing; quality improvement; care management; and needs of special populations, particularly, vulnerable elders.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 41600 - Environmental Health Policy


    Study of professional requirements and duties of the environmental health functions within health agencies; consideration of applicable laws and standards in each environmental health function; environmental evaluation, implementation, and personnel responsibilities.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 42200 - Social Epidemic: AIDS, Violence And Substance Abuse


    This course examines HIV/AIDS, violence, and substance abuse in the context of racial, gender, sexual orientation, and class dynamics that may underlie the way these pathologies affect certain populations. Emphasized is the recognition that how we define disease and causation can influence how we attempt to find a cure.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 44100 - Legal Aspects Of Health Care Administration


    An overview of the liability and legal responsibility, as well as legal recourse health care facilities may exercise. This course will discuss policies and standards relating to health facility administration. Also included is a discussion of financial aspects unique to the hospital/health care facility environment, such as third-party payments and federal assistance.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 44700 - Federal Budget Policy


    Examination of the institutions and processes involved in putting together the annual federal budget, with emphasis on the role of the Appropriations and Budget committees in Congress and the White House and the Office of Management and Budget in the executive branch. Selected major policy areas will be considered.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 45000 - Contemporary Issues In Public Affairs


    Extensive analysis of selected contemporary issues in public affairs. Topics vary from semester to semester. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 1-3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  • PPOL 45500 - Topics In Public Health


    Extensive discussion of selected topics in public health. The topic may change from semester to semester with resource availability and student demand. 

    Cr. 1-3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  • PPOL 45600 - Topics In Public Law


    Extensive analysis of selected contemporary issues in public law. Topics vary from semester to semester. 

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  • PPOL 45800 - Fund Development For Nonprofit Organizations


    Course builds an understanding of the practice, philosophy, law, and theory of fundraising. Students establish an organization’s value base and mission, prepare funding appeals, evaluate readiness for a campaign, assess funding sources, implement fundraising vehicles, evaluate effectiveness, and discuss stewardship of contributions.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 46500 - Geographic Information Systems For Public And Environmental Affairs


    Students will learn the concepts, methodologies, and perspectives essential for using geographic information systems (GIS) to address critical public affairs issues. Through course projects, students will learn how to use desktop and Internet-based GIS applications and will develop complementary skills related to designing and implementing GIS applications for public-sector organizations.

    Preparation for Course
    P: ETCS 10600 (or equivalent), or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 47400 - Health Administration Ethics Seminar


    This course examines healthcare ethical decision making challenges from managerial perspective and explores broader policy issues associated with ethical problems in healthcare institutions. It provides an overview of general theories of ethical challenges in everyday managerial activities.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PPOL 32000 and senior class standing.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PPOL 49000 - Directed Research In Public And Environmental Affairs


    To be arranged with the individual instructor and approved by the chairperson of the undergraduate program.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Instructor approval required.

    Cr. 1-3.
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
  
  • PSY 10000 - Introduction To The Science And Fields Of Psychology


    An introduction to psychology as a science and as a profession.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 with grade of C- or better. Restricted to psychology majors.

    Cr. 1.
    Notes
    Strongly recommended that course be taken within the first 13 credit hours in the major.
  
  • PSY 12000 - Elementary Psychology


    Introduction to the fundamental principles of psychology, covering particularly the topics of personality, intelligence, emotion, abnormal behavior, attention, perception, learning, memory, and thinking.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Indiana Core Transfer Library course.
  
  • PSY 14000 - Critical Foundations For Psychology


    A comprehensive introduction to psychology as a science and as a profession; methods of inquiry used in the science of psychology, critical thinking, information literacy, and basic written communication as applied to the discipline; survey of career opportunities in psychology, focusing on developing short-term and long-term academic/professional goals and effective strategies for pursuing them.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 with grade of C- or better and a psychology major.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 20100 - Introduction To Statistics In Psychology


    An introduction to the development and application of statistical, quantitative, and measurement techniques pertinent to the psychological sciences. Fundamental concepts of numerical assignment, sampling theory, distribution functions, experimental design, inferential procedures, and statistical control.

    Preparation for Course
    P: MA 140000, 15300, 15900, 21300 or STAT 12500 with grade of C- or better, or placement at a higher level of mathematics.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 20300 - Introduction To Research Methods In Psychology


    The use of scientific method in psychology. Lecture covers principles of collecting and interpreting data, using examples of research from many areas of psychology. In the laboratory portion, the student uses many different techniques from various areas of psychology.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 10000 or 14000, PSY 12000 and 20100, all with grades of C- or better.  R: ENGL 23301.

    Cr. 3.
    Hours
    Class 2, Lab. 2.
  
  • PSY 20500 - Testing And Measurement


    Fundamental concepts of test theory, introduction to applied psychological testing, the scale of data, and the interpretation of test results. Not open to students with credit in PSY 50500.

    Preparation for Course
    P:  PSY 20100.  R:  ENGL 23301.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 23500 - Child Psychology


    General principles of children’s behavior and development from conception to adolescence, including sensory and motor development, and the basic psychological processes such as learning, motivation, and socialization.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 (or equivalent).

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Credit not given for both PSY 23500 and PSY 36900.
  
  • PSY 24000 - Introduction To Social Psychology


    A broad survey of current knowledge about human social behavior. Topics covered include aggression, attraction and love, social influence, attitudes and attitude change, nonverbal communication, leadership, prejudice and discrimination, and application of social psychology to law, medicine, and other fields.

    Preparation for Course
    R: PSY 12000 (or equivalent).

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Credit not given for both PSY 24000 and SOC 23000.
    Indiana Core Transfer Library course.
  
  • PSY 25100 - Health Psychology


    Health Psychology is concerned with the interaction between behavior and health and illness. It includes the psychological study of the relationship between health and lifestyle, stress and coping, and health-injurious behaviors.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 (or equivalent).

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 26700 - Psychology Of Aging


    This is a survey course that introduces the major phenomena, theories, issues, and methods of science concerning typical aging and psychological development during adulthood, with special emphasis on later adulthood. This course provides an empirically-based look at psychological development during adulthood and seeks to dispel popular myths about normal aging.

    Preparation for Course
    P. PSY 12000 (or equivalent).

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 27200 - Introduction To Industrial-Organizational Psychology


    Survey of psychological principles and research methods relevant to organizations and industry. Topics covered include research methodology, individual differences, personnel selection, performance measurement, training, motivation, job satisfaction, emotions, work stress, and leadership.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 (or equivalent).

    Cr. 3.

  
  • PSY 31100 - Human Memory


    A survey of theories and research about how humans remember information and why they often forget. Topics include research on amnesia, forgetting, and sensory memory systems as well as on practical issues such as how to improve memory.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 and 3 additional credits in psychology.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 31400 - Introduction To Learning


    This course attempts to make clear the theoretical and practical implications of learning principles and findings. Various theories of learning are examined and the implications of theories, and the learning approach generally, for a variety of practical problems are emphasized.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 31700 - Addictions: Biology, Psychology And Society


    It is an interdisciplinary, introduction course taught by a team from the biology and psychology departments. The course will focus on using the processes of addiction to alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and psychomotor stimulants to teach the basics of biological and psychological science. Example topic areas include neurological/brain function, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, emotion and motivation, learning and memory, physiology and pharmacology, and the psychosocial aspects of addictions.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 (or equivalent) and sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 32900 - Psychobiology II: Principles Of Psychobiological Psychology


    The relationship of physiology and basic anatomy, with special emphasis on the central nervous system, to variables fundamental to the study of psychology.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 and 20300 with grades of C- or better.  R: ENGL 23301.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 33200 - Forensic Psychology


    The study of the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings within the civil and criminal justice systems, including the use of psychological science to resolve legal issues. 

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 33400 - Cross Cultural Psychology


    Examination and restructuring of the major psychological principles from a cultural perspective. A study of the diversity of development of the individual across Asian, African American, Latino/a, and American Indian/Alaskan Native cultures will be presented. The experience of self, role of the family and community, and the psychology of prejudice will be emphasized. Issues related to the workplace, religion, sexual orientation, ability status, and gender will also be discussed.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore or higher class standing.  R: PSY 12000.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 33500 - Stereotyping And Prejudice


    This course examines the topics of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from a social psychological perspective. Relying on empirical findings and relevant theoretical approaches, the course moves beyond lay opinions to explore the social psychological foundations and forms of stereotyping and prejudice, and to examine various strategies for reducing intergroup biases.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 34500 - Psychology Of Women


    Theories and current research on the psychological nature of women and their roles in society, including topics such as sex differences and similarities, sex-role socialization, sex-role stereotyping, female sexuality, achievement motivation, role conflict, mental-health issues, feminist therapy, rape, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, and topics of related interest.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 (or equivalent) and sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 35000 - Abnormal Psychology


    Various forms of mental disorder from the standpoint of their origin, treatment, prevention, social significance, and relation to problems of normal human adjustment.

    Preparation for Course
    R: PSY 12000.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Indiana Core Transfer Library course.
  
  • PSY 35300 - Social And Personality Development In Children


    An examination of major theories and current research on the development of social behavior and personality in children. Parent-child and family relationships, peer relations, aggressive and prosocial behavior, gender typing, self-concepts, moral reasoning, social cognition, and other topics are considered.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 23500 or 36900, and sophomore or higher class standing.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 36200 - Human Development II Adolescence


    A behavioristically-oriented analysis of social, personality, and cognitive development in adolescence and youth.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 23500 or 36900, and sophomore or higher class standing.  R: ENGL 23301.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 36700 - Adult Development And Aging


    Theory and research on adult development from young adulthood through the elderly years. Course covers biological, cognitive, personality, and social issues. Topics include vocational choice, marriage, parenthood, the empty nest, menopause, memory and aging, retirement, widowhood, longevity, and death and dying.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 23500 or 36900, and sophomore or higher class standing.  R: ENGL 23301.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 36900 - Development Across The Lifespan


    Considers theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues relevant to the study of human development from conception to death. Biological, cognitive, personality, and social aspects of development are covered.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 (or equivalent).

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Credit not given for both PSY 23500 and PSY 36900.
    Indiana Core Transfer Library course.
  
  • PSY 37100 - Death And Dying


    A multidisciplinary, empirically-based consideration of emotions, behaviors, and cognitions related to death and the process of dying. Topics include cultural and historical differences in concepts of dying, grief, and bereavement; individual differences related to preparation, adjustment, and coping, as well as discussion of special topics (e.g., hospice care, physician-assisted suicide, media coverage of death and dying).

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 (or equivalent) and junior or senior class standing, or consent of instructor.  R: ENGL 23301.  

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 37700 - Internship In Mental Health Education And Outreach


    In this internship course, students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the application of clinical psychology in the real world. Interns will engage in a high level of hands-on activities, including direct educational outreach on campus, disseminating information on mental health and suicide prevention, providing resources, and shadowing licensed clinicians through the mental health screening and assessment process. Interns will conduct mental health self-screenings while learning to differentiate the different screening and assessment tools, how they are administered and how and when referrals for intervention are made. Interns will co-facilitate student peer-led support groups, and receive suicide gatekeeper training, HIPAA training, and basic screening and crisis intervention skills.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 and 35000 with grades of C- or better, and junior or senior class standing. Instructor approval required. 

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Both PSY 37700 and PSY 47700 cannot apply to psychology major. 
    May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
  
  • PSY 39200 - Special Topics In Psychology


    Various topics, which may change from semester to semester, are presented by Department of Psychology faculty. 

    Preparation for Course
    P: 6 credits in psychology.

    Cr. 1-3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  • PSY 41600 - Cognitive Psychology


    This course is designed to be a survey course covering a variety of research and theories within the field of cognitive psychology. A number of different topics will be reviewed including attention, perception, human memory, knowledge representation, language, problem solving, reasoning, intelligence, skill acquisition, and expertise.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 12000 and 20300 with grades of C- or better, and junior or senior class standing.  R: ENGL 23301.

    Cr. 3.
  
  • PSY 41900 - Psychopharmacology


    Examines the chemical substrates of behavior and the influences of various drugs (experimental, clinical, and recreational) on the nervous system and behavior, including the processes that underlie addictions. Pharmacological principles, behavioral procedures, neurophysiology, and synaptic transmission are reviewed. Major neurotransmitter systems in the brain are discussed in terms of the behaviors in which they are involved and the drugs that affect them. Emphasis is placed on using drug effects to understand the brain’s control of behavior.

    Preparation for Course
    P: PSY 20300 with grade of C- or better, or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
 

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